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OCC April Cleared Volume Down Five Percent

May 01, 2019
Chicago -

OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that total cleared contract volume in April reached 385,965,706 contracts, a 4.9 percent decline compared to last April. OCC's year-to-date average daily cleared contract volume is 19,200,350, down 12.8 percent compared to 2018's record-breaking pace.

Options: Overall exchange-listed options volume reached 380,420,404 contracts in April, down 4.5 percent from 398,481,297 in 2018. Equity options volume reached a total of 344,847,772 contracts, a 3.2 percent decrease from April 2018. This includes cleared ETF options volume of 124,382,646 contracts last month, a 24.4 percent decrease compared to the April 2018 volume of 164,495,446 contracts. Index options volume was down 15.9 percent with 35,572,632 contracts in April, with year-to-date average daily volume of 1,818,555 contracts.

Futures: Futures cleared by OCC reached 5,545,302 contracts in April, down 24.8 percent from April 2018. OCC's year-to-date average daily cleared futures volume is 283,660 contracts, 43.1 percent less than 2018.

Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activity was down 1.6 percent in new loans from April 2018 with 109,141 transactions last month. Year-to-date stock loan activity decreased 2.3 percent from 2018 with 447,595 new loan transactions in 2019. The average daily loan value at OCC in April was $70,839,683,397.61.

For 2019 monthly exchange market share information, click here.

 

April 2019 Total Contract Volume

April 2018 Total Contract Volume

April Total Contract % Change vs. 2018

YTD Avg. Daily Contract 2019

YTD Avg. Daily Contract 2018

2019 Avg. Daily Contract % Change vs. 2018

Equity Options

344,847,772

356,177,370

-3.2%

17,098,135

18,907,939

-9.6%

ETF Options

124,382,646

164,495,446

-24.4%

6,707,978

8,752,074

-23.4%

Index Options

35,572,632

42,303,927

-15.9%

1,818,555

2,619,962

-30.6%

Total Options

380,420,404

398,481,297

-4.5%

18,916,690

21,527,901

-12.1%

Total Futures

5,545,302

7,371,882

-24.8%

283,660

498,911

-43.1%

Total Volume

385,965,706

405,853,179

-4.9%

19,200,350

22,026,812

-12.8%

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